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2006/07 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Russian Studies A

Programme code:BA-RUSAUCAS code:R710
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Sarah Hudspith Contact address:s.f.hudspith@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 480

Entry requirements:

BCC at A2 level, minimum Grade A Russian at AS level

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Examinations Committee of the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Languages and Related Studies

Programme specification:

The programme will:

- form part of Leeds' excellent range of choices for students offered alongside the University's portfolio of Joint Honours programmes with Russian;
- offer an unparalleled variety of aspects of Russian and Slavonic culture;
- foster deep language learning and the development of active language skills;
- enable the study of subjects ranging from the more traditional literature and history courses to such innovative and topical courses as 'The Encounter between Orthodoxy and Islam' and 'Russian Media';
- provide an opportunity to begin additional Slavonic languages;
- require students to spend a year in Moscow on a specially designed course, so as to develop their linguistic competence, cultural awareness and broaden their horizons;
- enable the students to develop important transferable skills for today's graduate market, whilst tailoring the content of the programme to their own interests;
- promote and develop critical and analytical skills, foster in the student the ability to direct their own learning and work independently.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment, Learning Context]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MODL1010IT for Language Students5 creditsSemester 1
SLAV1003Russian Literature in Translation 110 creditsSemester 1
SLAV1004Russian Literature in Translation 210 creditsSemester 2
SLAV1005Russian History and Society 110 creditsSemester 1
SLAV1006Russian History and Society 210 creditsSemester 2
SLAV1021Practical Russian Language Skills
Pre-requisite for: SLAV1022
Co-requisite for: SLAV1023
10 creditsSemester 1
SLAV1022Practical Russian Language Skills
Co-requisite for: SLAV1024
10 creditsSemester 2
SLAV1023Developing Russian Language
Pre-requisite for: SLAV1024
Co-requisite for: SLAV1021
10 creditsSemester 1
SLAV1024Developing Russian Language
Co-requisite for: SLAV1022
10 creditsSemester 2

Students must pass all the Russian Language modules in order to progress to the next level.

Elective modules:

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits of elective modules.

Candidates will be required to pass a minimum of 100 credits from the above lists of compulsory and optional modules, including those for which a pass is required for progression, in order to qualify for this award and/or progress to the compulsory Year Abroad.


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment, Learning Context]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SLAV9001Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV9004   PFP

Elective modules:


Year 3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment, Learning Context]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SLAV2021Practical Russian Language Skills 210 creditsSemester 1
SLAV2022Practical Russian Language Skills 2.110 creditsSemester 2
SLAV2023Developing Russian Language 210 creditsSemester 1
SLAV2024Developing Russian Language 2.110 creditsSemester 2
SLAV3025Russian Novel: 19th Century10 creditsSemester 1
SLAV3026Russian Novel: 20th Century10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

candidates are required to study 40 credits of the following modules. Only 20 credits can be chosen from SLAV1008, SLAV1009, SLAV1014 and SLAV1015

SLAV1008Bulgarian I
Pre-requisite for: SLAV2004
10 creditsSemester 1
SLAV1009Bulgarian II10 creditsSemester 2
SLAV1014Czech 1
Pre-requisite for: SLAV2006
10 creditsSemester 1
SLAV1015Czech 210 creditsSemester 2
SLAV3011Russian and East European Media 1: 1917-199110 creditsSemester 1
SLAV3012Russian and East European Media 2: 1917-199110 creditsSemester 2
SLAV3017Leo Tolstoy 1: War and Peace in the works of Tolstoy10 creditsNot running in 200607
SLAV3021Leo Tolstoy 2: Family Happiness in the Works of Tolstoy10 creditsSemester 2
SLAV3030Dostoevsky: The Struggle for Man's Soul10 creditsSemester 1
SLAV3031Dostoevsky: The Struggle for Man's Soul10 creditsSemester 2
SLAV3036By the Word of Truth, by the Power of God: Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russia's Witness10 creditsSemester 1
SLAV3041The Encounter Between Orthodox Christianity and Islam20 creditsSemester 2
SLAV3042Religion in Russia, 1900-195310 creditsSemester 1
SLAV3043Religion in Russia, 1954-200010 creditsSemester 2

Elective modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of elective modules, which may be taken from the above list or outside the Department

Candidates will be required to pass a minimum of 100 credits from the above lists of compulsory and optional modules, including those for which a pass is required for progression, in order to qualify for this award and/or progress to programme level 3.


Year 4 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment, Learning Context]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SLAV3121Practical Russian Language Skills 320 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV3123Developing Russian Language 320 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV3300Dissertation: Russian and Slavonic Studies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following optional modules:

MODL3100Literature, Religion and Enquiries into Value20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLAV3005Czech Language and Culture
Pre-requisite for: SLAV3006
10 creditsSemester 1
SLAV3006Czech Language and Culture10 creditsSemester 2
SLAV3007Continuing Bulgarian 1
Pre-requisite for: SLAV3004
10 creditsSemester 1
SLAV3009Continuing Bulgarian 210 creditsSemester 2
SLAV3011Russian and East European Media 1: 1917-199110 creditsSemester 1
SLAV3012Russian and East European Media 2: 1917-199110 creditsSemester 2
SLAV3017Leo Tolstoy 1: War and Peace in the works of Tolstoy10 creditsNot running in 200607
SLAV3021Leo Tolstoy 2: Family Happiness in the Works of Tolstoy10 creditsSemester 2
SLAV3030Dostoevsky: The Struggle for Man's Soul10 creditsSemester 1
SLAV3031Dostoevsky: The Struggle for Man's Soul10 creditsSemester 2
SLAV3036By the Word of Truth, by the Power of God: Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russia's Witness10 creditsSemester 1
SLAV3041The Encounter Between Orthodox Christianity and Islam20 creditsSemester 2
SLAV3042Religion in Russia, 1900-195310 creditsSemester 1
SLAV3043Religion in Russia, 1954-200010 creditsSemester 2
SLAV3045Introduction to Interpreting10 creditsSemester 2

Elective modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of elective modules, which may be taken from the above list or outside the Department

Candidates will be required to pass a minimum of 100 credits from the above lists of compulsory and optional modules, including those for which a pass is required for the award, in order to qualify for the award of Honours Degree.

Last updated: 22/05/2006

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